Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The American Bomb in BritainUs Air Forces' Strategic Presence, 1946-64$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Ken Young

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780719086755

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719086755.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MANCHESTER SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.manchester.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Manchester University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSO for personal use.date: 25 June 2022

Strike hard, strike sure … and strike together?

Strike hard, strike sure … and strike together?

(p.247) 11 Strike hard, strike sure … and strike together?
The American Bomb in Britain

Ken Young

Manchester University Press

This chapter showsthe extreme vulnerability of Britain under this unequal partnership to be compensated for by the bringing together of American and British nuclear forces. This was not easily achieved, and USAF officers led the process of drawing the RAF and its strike force into a collaborative arrangement. National sensitivities had to be dealt with in devising arrangements for co-ordinated targeting and strike planning. By the end of the period under review, the two forces were effectively integrated for planning and operational purposes. These arrangements came close to being tested in the Cuba missile crisis. Thereafter, USAF strategic forces now began to withdraw from Britain as the forward bases no longer served a purpose in the age of long range bombing and intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Keywords:   Joint Strike, Bomber Command, Targeting, Cuba Missile Crisis

Manchester Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.